How Mythos Made Monroe an Icon

Anyone who knows or has followed me for any length of time knows I first got involved with the Old Hollywood community due to a fascination with Monroe. For ten years I studied her life, I’ve made friends due to mutual fandom (let me tell you, that was a shit show) and I’ve talked about…

Zsa Zsa Gabor – The First Angelina Jolie?

If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably seen my Twitter rant about Hadley Freeman asking why Angelina Jolie is famous. I’ll be the first to admit I’m a huge fan of Jolie’s work, but I also welcome differing thoughts in the discourse of fandom. Freeman does have a (muddied) point. Jolie has cut down…

Veronica Lake and Betty Grable: The 40s Blondes

Before writing this post, I debated on who to cover. Lana Turner exuded glamour, but I wouldn’t really classify her as holding the same icon status as others (most people tend to view her as infamous) while Ginger Rogers really symbolizes the 30s for me. June Haver never caught on and Lizabeth Scott is (unjustly)…

A Message for 2020 from Classic Blondes and Exciting News!

2020 has been hard for everyone. For those who have lost someone in 2020, my heart is with you. We collectively lost greats like Olivia de Havilland, Orson Bean, Wilford Brimley and Chadwick Boseman. But I don’t want to focus on the negativity, what divides us. Like the phoenix rising from the ashes, we are…

What Makes a Good Holiday Movie?

A Response to Marshall Thornton’s article in ScreenwritingMagazine By Dominic Buono Every year there are a smattering of Holiday releases in November and December that have the goal of gaining moviegoers hard earned dollars at the theatre (or on demand during the Pandemic) that tend to utilize the tropes and traditions of the Holiday season. As with…